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Wolf R304 range please

Juniperberry11 | Jul 7, 201207:27 AM


I am really hoping some seasoned cooks and owners of this range or other similar gas ranges can help me out. Yesterday I was thrilled to have delivered and installed a 30" all gas Wolf range model R304. It is beautiful.

So here is the big problem or I should say I see it as a problem. Started the initial burn off for the oven as directed. (250 degrees for an hout then move to 500 degrees for an hour). The kitchen became very hot, very fast. I walked over to the unit and she was hot, hot, hot. I thought this cannot be normal. I did not have a proper surface thermometer so I used what was available, cooking, insta-read thermometer. The front of the oven door read 140 is seconds as did the sides. I could not touch the control knobs and the flat part of the front lip of the range (in front of burners and above the control knobs) read 125, it actually blistered the inside of my forearm. Many other thing heated up as well, took the house itself from 76 to 80 degrees. House is single story 2000 square feet. I honestly thought it was going to catch a fire.

So is this normal? Salesman says yes.

Does this happen with dual fuel also?

Thank you to anyone who can shed some insight, I expect that no matter what you choose to cook in will of course be warm to the touch on the outside but not this.

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